28 June 2007

A few millennia late, but Egypt finally bans female circumcision

Believed to have begun in the time of the pharaohs, it is one of the more despicable atrocities committed upon women to control their sexuality. I refer to clitoridectomy, an exercise in barbarism to which 97 % of Egyptian women, Christian and Muslim, are subject. Now, after all these millennia of suffering, The government of Egypt is finally banning the practice. Anyone performing circumcisions will be punished, according to a health ministry official.

Meanwhile the practice will continue in almost 30 countries across Africa. What a barbaric species we are.

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